AUSTIN – On Wednesday, Aug. 29, Haley Holik, an attorney with the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Right on Crime initiative, will provide invited testimony before the House Corrections Committee on criminal justice policies affecting 17-to-25-year-olds and the use GPS tracking technology.
“Enhanced monitoring systems improve law enforcement's ability to supervise offenders who are re-entering our communities,” Holik said. “Offenders with a higher risk of re-offending may be more closely monitored while those who are less likely to re-offend may be granted a more appropriate supervision strategy, such as self-reporting. This makes it easier to maintain a job, allowing offenders to pay restitution to victims and provide for their families. While technology can never replace the discretion of people, it can lead to greater efficiency, which improves public safety and yields savings for taxpayers over time.”
Who: Haley Holik, attorney with TPPF’s Right on Crime initiative
What: Invited testimony before the House Corrections Committee
When: Wednesday, August 29,2018 to begin 30 minutes after the adjournment of the 10:30 a.m. joint-hearing
Where: Hearing Room E2.014 Texas State Capitol 1100 Congress Ave., Austin, Texas 78701
A livestream of the hearing will be available at: https://house.texas.gov/video-audio/
For more information, please contact Alicia Pierce at [email protected] or 512-472-2700.
Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit free-market research institute based in Austin that aims to foster human flourishing by protecting and promoting liberty, opportunity, and personal responsibility.